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Nov 25, 2012 8:00pm EST
: the secret white house recordings of john f. kennedy.," forwarded by caroline kennedy. >> ted widmer, how did you get involved in doing a book on the john f. kennedy tapes? >> well, there was a lot of excitement leading up to the 50th anniversary of the kennedy administration, which is three years of the 50th anniversary. elms around the cuban missile crisis, october, 1962. all of us wanted to have a good book ready for the fall of 2012. and many every us in the historical community as well as certainly at the library knew that there were these tremendously rich tapes, only a small percentage of which had actually been heard, and that it would be a service to the historical community and to all americans to get the tapes out to the listening public. so the library made the tapes available, but they need add historian to write an introduction and annotate, and so that's where i came in. >> i'm going to run a quick one here. this is from the 1952 senate race. it's not a tape of john f. kennedy, but it's a jingle. let's listen to this. ♪ when we vote this november ♪ let's all remember ♪ le
Nov 26, 2012 6:00am EST
"meet john f. kennedy." the cult that john f. kennedy was alive and well throughout my childhood and i became interested as a student of my region, which i always cared about my -- where i grew up, but also, the story was just so compelling. i was fascinated as a kid and stayed interested throughout. i now remember the 40th anniversary of the cuban missile crisis quite well. i know we're 10 years past that. i think it's a great story for americans to re-learn and i hope younger americans. i mean, one thing this book tries to do is to get past what has been for a long time our sense of the great tragedy of john f. kennedy, which is, of course, the fact that he was cut down before the end of his presidency was supposed to happen, and i think this book restores a sense of how much was accomplished and how rich his presidency was and how he, like any other president, had good days and bad days and had a lot to feel proud of in the fall of 1963. >> so when your mother was carrying you, what did she do for a living? >> she was a housewife, i believe. she eventually became a scholar of china.
Nov 17, 2012 11:30pm EST
. >>> the dulles airport has been opened for 50 years today. president john f. kennedy spoke on november 17th, 1962. the aiort is named for former secretary of state john foster dulles. it handled a million passengers in 1956. last year, it saw 23 million passengers. >> grows. >> they say you're a nobody until you have been immortalized in wax. one day. one day. >> coming up, steven colbair is the latest celebrity. >> plus, you are, are you ready, i should say, for next week? not the turkey, but we're talking about the savings. coming up, black friday is turning into black thursday. when you will be able to snatch up all of the big dale deal when is we come back. [ dollar ] that's me. l50858544p. but i'm not just a number. i have a purpose. a higher purpose. [ muffled ] have some respect! not good. oh, man. hello? mm, no! finally -- the buck stops here. [ male announcer ] mcdonald's new hot'n spicy mcchicken. tender, juicy chicken with a crispy, spicy coating. at only a dollar, it's spicy, not pricey. but only for a limited time.
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Nov 12, 2012 1:00pm PST
is the difference between john f. kennedy, remember him, can voterring with -- cavort wia nazi spy and general petraeus cavort with a woman who knew state secrets? military life is different. we've been there. that's why every bit of financial advice we offer is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. [ laughs ] dad! dad! [ applause ] ♪ [ male announcer ] life brings obstacles. usaa brings advice. call or visit us online. we're ready to help. ♪ ♪ hi dad. many years from now, when the subaru is theirs... hey. you missed a spot. ...i'll look back on this day and laugh. love. it's what makes a subaru, a subaru. >>neil: nothing grabs headlines quite like a scandal involving the top spy but there could go way beyond the headlines of david petraeus and his lover or lovers because there are fears that she revealed classified information about the deadly benghazi attack or other things. but i can remember, monica, there were concerns about that with john f. kennedy when he was hanging out or charges were that he was hanging out with a former nazi sp
Nov 25, 2012 1:40pm EST
useful ally to president kennedy. >> tide ted widmer, on the secret recordings of john f. kennedy. tonight. >> booktv sat down with wayne hsieh. it's just under 20 minutes. >> u.s. naval academy, west pointers and the civil war, is your book. what do you mean by the old army? >> guest: the old army is a term commonly used by historians. actually it's a time from the time period referring to the regular army. there's a joke that the old army is the army before every war. so there's a bunch of old army. so my book actually starts with the professionalization of the army and it's about how that process occurs and plays out in the civil war. >> host: give us a snapshot of what the old army, prior the war of 1812, was like. >> guest: before the war of 1812, and this is drawing on really historical literature by historians -- the army before the war of 1812 is a nonprofessional. it over corps obtained their positions through political influence, and as a consequence they're not -- because they're not professionals who went through a body of education and were promoted by some system of
Nov 14, 2012 10:00am EST
of john f. kennedy in 1960 and became very, very close. >> look at that camera. it's unbelievable. huge camera he carried around. >> he did and i took care of him the last few years when he had a stroke and he left me his marine corps locker. what do you have in that marine corps locker and he would say, nude photos so i thought they were. i never asked about it again. they delivered the marine corps locker and my husband said, what's in there? i said stanley's nude photos. and he said open this. open it right now. we opened it and instead of nude photos, we found this sent mental cache of letters from the kennedys, diary excerpts, memos that stanley had written. there was also a hand stitched guest towel that said jfk. i never figured -- there's a picture of it in the book. i never figured out where that towel came from. i wondered if maybe he pinched it when he was at hyannisport. maybe jackie gave it to him. there was a note that said, stanley, thank you very much. love jackie. >> wow, what a treasure trove. >> it really was so i figured this was the 50th anniversary of the kennedy a
Nov 8, 2012 2:05am PST
, was it james polk, theodore roosevelt, john f. kennedy or bill clinton? >> john f. kennedy. >> that's what i thought, too. >> she's wrong. the correct answer there is -- >> theodore roosevelt. i have all their ages. >> tell us. 1901, theodore roosevelt became president at the age of 42 years and 322 days, youngest president. after his, kennedy, 43 bill clinton, third youngest, 46, then ulysses s grant and barack obama, fifth youngest president, sworn in at 47 years and 169 days. >> wow. back across to kath. >> nice lady from upstate new york what is the name of the new nbc television series based on a family at the white house, like "life at the white house """commander in chief" "1600 penn" or "the situation room"? >> 1600 penn. >> good for you. >> that's not even on yet? >> it is not. comes out january 10th. bull pullman, president in "independence day," place comedic president and his wife was jenna elfman from "dharma & greg," this trophy wife first lady. >> that was weird. back across to kath. >> from new york city, which president got permission to build a swimming pool and a movie the
Oct 31, 2012 11:00pm PDT
to be home. >> reporter: a united flight from new york's john f. kennedy airport was one of the first to arrive in the bay area. stranded bay area-bound travelers say the past few days have been quite stressful. >> i was staying at a hotel. they took very good care of us until the power went out. >> no cell phones. you couldn't call anyone. a bit crazy. >> it was terrifying. we have a niece who works on wall street. she takes the staten island ferry. there's no dock anymore. >> reporter: while both kennedy and newark airports resumed some operations today, laguardia remains closed due to heavy flooding. >> i was supposed to come home sunday night and they cancelled my flight. this is the first flight i could get on. >> you landed in the bay area tonight. how did that feel? >> good. >> reporter: outbound flights to the new york area are once again departing from here in the bay area. i'm mark sayre, cbs 5. >>> we call it the least expensive, most effective anti- theft device ever created. >> it would save taxpayers millions. so why isn't it being used in the bay area? >>> i'm tired. i'
Nov 6, 2012 2:30pm PST
changes, and i think john f. kennedy ran on that, and he knew it would give him oxygen. obama needs the second term. i think he will be stronger against republicans. >> i think he got some wind from the occupied movement. i think he learned it is not going to work. he is doing more things we want him to do. >> whoever wins is not going to win with a mandate. tell me why i should not believe things are going to be more divided in the next four years than they were in the past. >> the best thing you could hope for is something divided rather than the republicans could hope to do. there is one that said the best thing is to repeal the 20th- century. we are talking about reactionary policies if romney gets in there. any of them are going to be worse than obama. he is going to hopefully follow through on pulling u.s. troops out of afghanistan, and maybe he is going to do some other initiatives. we like his speech where he calls for nuclear abolition. it is an important issue, and we want to see him pushed out forward. it is going to be a divided government. the danger is having republica
Nov 12, 2012 7:30am EST
his picture taken with, alongside of john f. kennedy. is so proud. he is so proud. and he is already dedicated to the idea that he is going to be the person who is going to bring complete honor to the family. it already, by the age of 17, is planning to be elected attorney general of arkansas, then governor of arkansas, and president of the united states. this is something which everyone who knows him knows about. he talks about it all the time. it is not go to the university of arkansas, he goes to georgetown. and from georgetown he becomes the arkansas candidate for the rhodes scholarship and goes to oxford. he is an incredible success everywhere, but he cannot have a sustained ongoing relationship with a woman. he is attracted to the kind of women his mother directs him to, who are the beauty queens, who are the ones who are flirtatious, who are attractive, and that's really where his eyes have been. until he comes back to you law school. there he meets hillary brought them. >> you can watch this and other programs online at o
Nov 22, 2012 4:00am PST
that president john f. kennedy was assassinated in dallas, a day in which television played an unprecedented role in reporting a historic national tragedy. here is the very moment nbc news made the announcement when anchorman chet hutley was interrupted by his colleague, bill ryan. >> franklin delano roosevelt -- >> excuse me, here is a news flash. two priests who are with president kennedy say he is dead of bullet wounds. there is no further confirmation but this is what we have on a flash basis from "associated press." two priests in dallas who were with president kennedy say he is dead of bullet wounds. there is no further confirmation. this is the only word we have indicating the president may, in fact, have lost his life. >> a look back in time there. >>> all day long you can stay on top of the very latest developments in those stories and others as they break on msnbc. and tonight be sure to watch brian williams with "nbc nightly news." >>> and, finally, here's a look at what's coming up later this morning on the "today" show. matt, savannah, al, they all preview the holiday festivities --
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Nov 24, 2012 11:30am PST
john f. kennedy was assassinated while riding in a motorcade. the media coverage of that event will always be questioned. also this week the jew dictionary committee in the house of representatives begin impeachment of built clinton. a month later he was impeached by the house and then acquitted by the is that. a liberal bias in the coverage was clear and present in that one. then we have this. the classic film about inmates taking over eight sigh aluminum. "one flew over the
Nov 9, 2012 4:00pm PST
"strategy." one issue nearly derailed the campaign of john f. kennedy, the 35th president of the united states -- he was a catholic. in 1960, there was a certain amount of anti-catholic sentiment in the country, so a catholic running for president was a big deal. so much so that a usually insignificant democratic primary in the rural state of west virginia became a do-or-die election for the young politician. some hoped he would fail and clear the way for other candidates, but when kennedy arrived in west virginia in late april 1960, he was riding high. he had just defeated one opponent, hubert humphrey, in the wisconsin primary, and he felt his campaign was picking up speed. but he was about to confront a voting population that was 98% protestant. jack kennedy's role as the underdog in west virginia is a new one for the frontrunner for the democratic nomination. his strength may hinge on a much-publicized if little understood factor -- how his roman catholic religion will sit at the polls with west virginia's heavily protestant voters. man: he won wisconsin but barely, which meant hump
Nov 26, 2012 2:00am EST
&a," "listening in: the secret white house recordings of john f. kennedy.," forwarded by caroline kennedy. >> ted widmer, how did you get involved in doing a book on the john f. kennedy tapes? >> well, there was a lot of excitement leading up to the 50th anniversary of the kennedy administration, which is three years of the 50th anniversary. elms around the cuban missile crisis, october, 1962. all of us wanted to have a good book ready for the fall of 2012. and many of us in the historical community as well as certainly at the library knew that there were these tremendously rich tapes, only a small percentage of which had actually been heard, and that it would be a service to the historical community and to all americans to get the tapes out to the listening public. so the library made the tapes available, but they need add historian to write an introduction and annotate, and so that's where i came in. >> i'm going to run a quick one here. this is from the 1952 senate race. it's not a tape of john f. kennedy, but it's a jingle. let's listen to this. when we vote this november let's all remember l
Nov 20, 2012 10:00am PST
after the peace corps was founded by john f. kennedy another massachusetts family has created a new peace corps of sorts, the global health conversation service corps that is sending young talented medical professionals to assist and educate physicians in the countries that need them most. dr. vanessa kerry, the daughter of john kerry, and the founder of the global health corps. i was at a conference in september and heard you speak and heard about this and was so impressed and wanted to have a chance to talk to you about it publicly. tell me what your goals are and what you're hoping to achieve? >> thank you for having me on the show. it's -- i know there's a lot going on in the world and i feel, you know, very hopeful that we're part of the solution. there is a shortage -- drastic shortage of over 2.4 million doctors, nurses and mid wives in over 57 countries around the world and what that translates into is a classroom in mali with over 2,000 students, one teacher, one black board, 100-degree heat, can't hear the lesson in the back of the room, they're hungry and have a huge appe
Nov 25, 2012 9:30pm EST
of president john f. kennedy. after that, another chance to see british prime minister david cameron take questions from the house of commons. >> if you listen to mayor bloomberg, who said the damage is unprecedented, gov. christie said the damage was unthinkable. we have fires. now we have hurricane force winds. we had snow. if you look at the shutdown of the stock exchange, you try to get a sense of the massive scale of this storm. i have read dozens of stories over the last couple weeks were many consumers are linked to any information was through their smartphone, so while there was obviously an impact, i think the networks performed really well. >> some networks did well. some networks did less well, but we do not have solid information about this. there are no standards by which we measure their performance, and it is voluntary whether they want to talk to the fcc or not or whether they want to talk to their state or local governments or not. they responded well. the first thing would be to find out how they did well. >> defense secretary leon panetta says america's fight against ha
Nov 18, 2012 1:35am EST
anniversary. president john f. kennedy spoke at the dedication ceremony when the airport opened back on november 17, 1962. the airport is named in honor of former secretary of state john foster dulles. the international airport marked its 1 millionth passengers back in 1966. last year alone, the airport handled 23 million people. >>> going to be a special holiday season for several families here in the washington area. >> there's no words that can express the joy and the happiness that they feel. >> coming up, lots of hugs and smiling faces during adoption day in the nations capitol. >>> can we turn this nice saturday into a mild and sunny sunday >>> more than 20 d.c. foster children have new families tonight. they participated in the 26th annual adoption day at the districts courthouse in northwest. todays event featured a breakfast and lunch for the families along with costume characters and entertainment. each child also was given a gift but of course the biggest gift of all was a new forever family. >> it's really an honor to be here with kids of all ages who are being adopted an
Nov 17, 2012 11:00pm EST
are in serious condition tonight. >>> dulles airport celebrating its 50th anniversary. president john f. kennedy spoke at the dedication ceremony when the airport opened back on november 17, 1962. the airport is named in honor of former secretary of state john foster dulles. the international airport marked its 1 millionth passengers back in 1966. last year alone, the airport handled 23 million people. >>> going to be a special holiday season for several families here in the washington area. >> there's no words that can express the joy and the happiness that they feel. >> coming up, lots of hugs and smiling faces during adoption day in the nations capitol. >>> can we turn this nice saturday into a mild and sunny sunday? erica has an update on the forecast when we come back. [ harry umlaut ] here we go. [ sally umlaut ] what? the five stages of muller. ah yes... stage one: suspicion. "it's a yogurt, how good can it be?" stage two: revision. "actually, this ain't bad." stage three: surprise! "look at this cool cornery thing! i love this stuff!!" stage four: desolation. "it's gone!" stage five: ant
Nov 30, 2012 9:00am EST
tax rate were the 90% marginal rates, the 70% marginal rates that they were when john f. kennedy was president and he cut taxes or whether they were 28 marginal rate during the reagan years. mr. speaker, it turns out -- and this is of no surprise to you -- turns out the american people are pretty smart. and if you raise taxes on this behavior, they switch to this behavior. and if you raise taxes on that behavior, they switch to this behavior. because at the end of the day we are more concerned about taking care of our parents, raising our kids, than we are about funding the federal government. so we make changes in our lives to respond to the tax code. so whether taxes are at a top marginal rate of 28% or 90% before the john f. kennedy presidency, america paid the same amount as a percentage of g.d.p. in taxes. this chart shows that. taxes relatively constant going out over that horizon. mr. speaker, spending, this red line here -- now you can see this red line is higher than the green line for the past 50 years. this business of running deficits is not new. we've been running de
Oct 31, 2012 6:30pm PDT
to offer limited service at laguardia tomorrow. in washington, boston, newark, and new york's john f. kennedy, airport operations are returning to normal. flightaware estimates 2,800 flights were canceled today, down from a peak of almost 8,000 on monday. tomorrow, 530 flights have been officially scrapped, but that will grow, if as seems likely, laguardia has trouble opening tomorrow. add it up and airlines took a big hit from sandy. >> you can multiply 18,000 canceled flights by a few tens of thousands of dollars in revenue per flight and you're well north of $100 million in lost revenue. some of it they will be able to recover by flying flightmore full over the next week, but a lot of it is gone. >> reporter: if it rolls on the ground, recovery will take amtrak is providing limited service south and north of new york. but it gave no estimate for when flooded tunnels will be cleared and service restored into new york's penn station. darren gersh, "n.b.r.," washington. >> sie: the crippled transportation system is a big headache for feiex, joining us paul tronsor. he runs
Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm EST
in unison, no, no, no. >> guest: look at john f. kennedy who came to the oval office truly unprepared to be president, and made many mistakes in the first year or more, including the bay of pigs and other mistakes he made. it is now generally conceded that kennedy, by the time he was assassinated, had grown in office considerably and understood how to deal with the military, how to deal with congress, how to deal with conflicting advisors advisors ao forth. i don't see this happening with barack obama. he has not brought in -- despite the fact he said he would have a team of rivals, other than hillary clinton, he has not brought in any rivals whatsoever. he is in fact hardly used his capitol at all and has create edgars who -- created these guards who are like minded of him, czars, including a woman named samantha power, one of her cheech e chief foreign policy advisedders, and i don't think see the sense that he has changed or developed a deeper or better understanding of how to deal, for instance, with the economy, than he did from day one. >> host: finally, edward lin, i wanted to
Nov 17, 2012 6:30pm EST
happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy, 7:30 p.m. eastern and pacific. >> it was in 1982 that judge harold greene issued a decision which led to the breakup of the at&t corp.. that is our topic this week on the "communicators," the impact of that decision 30 years later on the telecommunications. joining us is professor roger noll of stanford, as well as professor jerry hausman of mit, both of whom were involved at various levels in the breakup or the decision to break up at&t. joining us in the washington studio is paul. professor noll, first of all, what with your activity during the breakup of at&t and what led to that decision? >> the antitrust case was formed during the johnson administration the late 1960's and a presidential task force called the telecommunications policy task force. it concluded the telecommunications industry, the part in federal jurisdiction, should be competitive and made recommendations both -- mainly to the fcc about how to cause that to happen. then when the knicks and the administration can along, the holdover staff of the antitrust divisio
Nov 22, 2012 10:00pm PST
in the country, the day that president john f. kennedy was assassinated. he was riding in a motorcade in dallas and shot and died at park land hospital nearby. the nation was in shock, leave harvey oswald was arrested and days later he was shot and killed. there have been numerous conspiracy theories but no proof that anybody besides oswald was responsible. >>> warnings for cautious homeowners, the information that is tipping off people. >>> giving back to the less fortunate, how her past gives her a real appreciation for what they are going through. >>> most definitely thankful for our family and my son. closed captioning brought to you by mancini's sleep world, save one thousand dollars on a mattress set. >>> more now on the breaking news that we told you about at the top of the newscast. a three-alarm fire burning in san jose. we have late information. >> reporter: the fire went to three alarms two hours ago and now in the mop up phase. here to tell us about it, patrick brown, san jose fire. we had flames shooting through the roof. >> yes, there was a fire in the attic of two of the town ho
Nov 22, 2012 7:00am PST
, president obama john f. kennedy was assassinated. here's some file video. it was a tragic day in american history. president kennedy was killed while riding in a motorcade in downtown dallas texas, in 1963. a faithful day. hospital of people can remember what they were doing when they found out what happened. after the assassination, police arrested lee harvey oswald. oswald was himself shot and killed two days later while being transported to jail. >>> u.s. ambassador total united nations, suzy rice is defending her first account of the attack on the u.s. consulate in libya. >> i relied solely and squarely on the information provide to me by the intelligence community. i made clear that the information was preliminary. and that our investigations would give us the definitive answers. >> initially , rice had attributed the attack on the u.s. consulate to a mob angry about an anti muslim video, and not a terrorist attack. much of the criticism about the explanation for the attack has been directed at rice, because she is believed to be obama's top chows to replace hillary clinton. >>> we'r
Oct 31, 2012 5:00pm PDT
tardes, les habla maria elena salinas.dos de los aeropuertos mas grandes del nordeste del pais, el john f. kennedy de nueva york y newark en nueva jersey, han reiniciado parcialmente sus operaciones. miles de trabajadores y empleados abarrotaron hoy las calles de nueva york tratando de llegar caminando a sus trabajos a falta del servicio del metro.y el gobernador de virginia pide que se extienda el calendario de votacion ausente en las zonas afectadas por sandy.mas en noticiero univision. ♪. >>> ni la furia del huracán sandy impidió el milagro de vida, con la imágenes e historias de impacto. >>> en medio de la destrucción y la muerte del huracán sandy, esta madre y su bebé sobrevivieron su bebé prematura tuvo que ser evacuada en la noche después que el centro médico quedara sin electricidad, la madre vivió una pesadilla, mientras la pequeña estaba en la ambulancia. >>> cuenta que no tuvo otra alternativa que quedarse en casa esperando poder trasladarse. >>> otro que tuvo mucha suerte fue el pequeño liam que con 3 días de enacido pudo sobrevivir de las peores tormentas de la
Nov 1, 2012 9:00pm PDT
to wrangle support from top celebrities. john f. kennedy was a magnet for the stars and his famous friends also appeared in tv ads. >> hi. my name is harry belafonte. >> announcer: ladies and gentlemen, henry fonda. >> every presidential candidate since has enlisted celebrities to endorse them in ads. >> i really think he's an honest man. that's why i'm voting for him. >> mike huckabee is a lifelong hunter who will protect our second amendment rights. >> celebrities have a cache that politicians love. they're coming from outside of the political process. voters are not as cynical toward hollywood figures as they are about politicians. one of the most successful ads was obama's yes we can video. that particular ad went viral over the internet so there were hundreds of thousands of people who ended up seeing that. the most valuable celebrity endorsement ads are the a-list celebrities where they're so famous, you don't even need to give their name. >> but obama's rivals run campaign ads trying to use his hollywood advan
Nov 4, 2012 8:00am EST
of those qualities and exemplifies we're lyndon johnson stood off. it was 1964. john f. kennedy had been assassinated, the civil rights act of 1963, which essentially would rid the south of all jim crow laws that were oppressing people of color. that became the civil rights act of 1964. lyndon johnson was very much in support of that act. he had been opposed to some civil rights legislation early in his life when he was the representative here in texas. but as he said very pointedly, when he became president in the well-known speech, now that i have the power, i need to use it. never expected to be the president of the united states. he has to realize he's going to run over a lot of the senators and a lot of the representatives with whom he worked when he was in the house and senate. one of them was richard russell. his friend and mentor. a giant senator from the state of georgia who vehemently opposed the civil rights act of 1964. he knows he's going to have run over him to get this passed. and they have a very somber conversation. russell says lbj, you know, you can pass the sack. you
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Nov 4, 2012 3:00pm PST
started getting interested in politics when i was five when john f. kennedy came to my community in new york city and i saw him and i was hooked from that moment and it was an idealism that drew me. president obama has given me my ideal back and i am grateful to him for that and all of us who have been with him for years are gathering on the last trip and it is emotional. a proud time. and emotional. but, also, one with great anticipation because we think tuesday will be a great day. >>chris: thank you, david, as always for talking with us. we want you did know our offer still stands in the short time that is left for president obama to come on fox news for an interview at least once during this campaign. >>guest: it is a generous hour. i appreciate you extending it. >>chris: but i didn't get a "yes." >>guest: i have learn add few things on your show. >>chris: sorry about that. how the romney campaign plans to win the battle. questions? anyone have occasional constipation, diarrhea, gas, bloating? yeah. one phillips' colon health probiotic cap each day helps defend against these digesti
Nov 5, 2012 7:00pm PST
a president that looked like john f. kennedy and then tell them to imagine that that president insured that all americans can now get health care without worrying about it bankrupts him. under his leadership, america's most feared enemy was killed. imagine that this president got us out of two wars. imagine that he had won a nobel prize and resurrected the world's opinion of america. imagine a president who even when it was unpopular saved the backbone of american manufacturing, the auto industry and it's million middle class jobs when it was most fragile. imagine that president who reformed wall street, protected consumers and reformed education so every child in america was taking a college prep curriculum in high school. imagine this young president ending sanctioned discrimination in the military and pay discrimination for women in the workplace. imagine that this man had arrived in the midst of the biggest economic crisis since the great depression and still had created almost 5.5 million private sector jobs while slowing government spending to its lowest levels in 60 years. imagi
Nov 5, 2012 9:00pm PST
defeated congressman john f. kennedy 9-0 in dixville notch. that didn't work out for him in the long-term. so it may not be an indicator. but what a moment of history. dixville notch records its first-ever tie in what many say will be the closest race we've had in a very long time. >>> president obama has made his final appeal. mitt romney will still campaign, but now it's in the hands of american voters. welcome to all of you. >> thank you. >> a moment of history there. the first-ever tie in dixville notch at the start of the election. what do you make of that, charles? >> are you going to start with me? >> i don't know what i just saw. it's like ten votes. it's fantastic, it's nice and sweet. but i don't think it tells us very much, if anything about tomorrow. and like you said, at the end of the piece, it's 700,000 votes that will be cast in new hampshire tomorrow. i don't think, though, it will be quite as close as people think it will be. what we've seen in the national polls and also in the state polls is a little bit of an uptick for obama. i think that the democrats are cauti
Nov 13, 2012 1:00am PST
of the answers. >> reporter: more recently, president john f. kennedy's affairs were notorious. lyndon johnson was such a man with the ladies that he allegedly had a buzzer installed in his congressional office to alert him when lady byrd johnson was on the way. journalists never reported on such things back in the day, but that eventually changed. so did technology. recently, it's the digital footprint of dalliances that led to spectacular falls. remember congressman anthony weiner, who tweeted a photo of his privates. when the story broke, he denied it, claiming his twitter account had been hacked. eventually he confessed and resigned. >> i apologize first and foremost to my wife and to my family. >> reporter: there was client number nine, aka eliot spitzer, the governor of new york and former cnn anchor. when investigators followed his money, it revealed he spent thousands as a regular client of a call girl. he, too, stepped down. >> i have acted in a way that violates my obligations to my family and that violates my or any sense of right and wrong. >> reporter: and now comes general petrae
Nov 14, 2012 1:00am PST
president john f. kennedy. we know he told president kennedy he was aware of an extramarital affair he was having, and then he told the president which chicago mobster his mistress was also visiting. as civil rights unfolded, he wire tapped martin luther king junior. he tracked his personal life, including supposedly which day of the week he supposedly met with his mistress. apparently it was tuesdays. in the secrets of the fbi, ronald kessler wrote the agent duly recorded that robert kennedy had gone to visit his suspected extramarital sweetheart, marilyn monroe, shortly before she died. and all these stories might peak the public's interest. none criminal in nature. each of them gave j. edgar hoover power over these public people whose secrets he harvested. he used federal law enforcement tactics and resources to gather personal and noncriminal damning information on public people and then lorded it over them to advance his own causes. under j. edgar hoover, the fbi became a free-lance agency, sometimes used against the president, but it was sometimes for hire by the president. like
Nov 14, 2012 8:00pm PST
mandate than john f. kennedy in 1960 or richard nixon in 1968, or jimmy carter in 1976. he wasn't that old. and definitely larger than george w. bush in 2000 and w. in 2004. president obama won the popular vote by 2.9%, added seats in the senate, and added seats in the house. my friends, that's a mandate. it should come as no surprise, republicans are once again ignoring the facts, it's what they do, isn't it? but no matter what they try, how they try to spin it, the numbers just don't lie. when president obama was asked if he felt like he had a mandate, this is how he responded. >> i've got one mandate. i've got a mandate to help middle class families and families that are working hard to try to get in the middle class. that's my mandate. that's what the american people said. they said, work really hard to help us. don't worry about the politics of it. don't worry about the party interests, don't worry about the special interests. just work really hard to see if you can help us get ahead. because we're working really hard out here and we're still struggling, a lot of us. that's my mandate
Nov 16, 2012 6:00am EST
history tv, 30 years later the mystery remains. what happened in dallas? the assassination of john f. kennedy. alan kruger, chairman of the press the's council of economic advisers spoke at the economic -- chairman of the president's's council of economic advisers spoke at the economic club of washington. >> we are very pleased today to have the chairman of the president's council of economic advisers with us. alan kreuger is a native of new jersey. he went to undergraduate school at cornell, where he was a high jumper on the track team. he then went to harvard to get his ph.d. in economics, and his adviser was none other than larry summers. he has an academic career and is now has been a named professor at princeton, teaching economics, but he is now on his second tour of duty in the obama administration. at the beginning of the obama administration, he served at treasury, and then went back to princeton and was the backed by the president to become the chairman of the council of economic advisors, a position he assumed a year ago. we're pleased to have you here, and everybody wants
Nov 17, 2012 7:00am EST
f. kennedy would have said to a president who says to the catholic church change your religious beliefs or i will use my power as president to shut down your hospitals and charities. that is a radical view, that is an extreme view. never had anything to do with contraceptives which everybody has a right to get and nobody disagrees with that. this was always about government forcing americans to violate their religious conscience. and yet despite having an administration that had such a radical view the president got 50% of the catholic vote. 71% of hispanics, the vast majority of whom are catholics if we once make the argument in the catholic community, we didn't make the argument and if you don't make the argument you don't win the argument. going forward, my focus in the u.s. senate, unfortunately in the minority, going to be working to cut spending, to push regulatory reform and tax reform, to get economic growth back. and when i ask each of you to bring the same creativity, the same diligence, the same thinking and passion that each of you have individually brought to changi
Nov 19, 2012 7:00pm EST
to be touting is john f. kennedy, the democrat. not eisenhower. he had the tax story wrong. j.f.k. slashed marginal tax rates from 91% to 70% and that opened the door to a tremendous boom in the 1960s which eventually lbj twittered away. that's the model. not 90% but lower tax rates. >> they will flood out of the country immediately if you have to raise the rates. you cannot go back to that if you wanted to. >> the other thing that is interesting to me, you know, this is -- i'm being very bipartisan tonight. i'm blaming dwight eisenhower. herbert hoover raised the top federal tax rate from 25% to 65%. and fdr kept raising it all the way up to 90%. he raised taxes on businesses. he hated businesses. what do we get? i got a 90% tax rate for the depression. why would i want to emulate that now? >> the other key point is with the income tax up at 90%, that only generated about a third of the revenue that fdr needed iffer the new deal program. things like excise on tires and movies and other things. that's where obama will need to go. no matter how high he raises the income tax rate it will not
Nov 20, 2012 3:00pm PST
understood american history, contemporary american history. let's go back 53 years. john f. kennedy versus richard nixon. nixon was called to call mrs. king when martin luther king jr. was thrown into georgia's state prison and they didn't know if he would be safe or not. he wouldn't do it. republicans, once again, didn't do what they should have done. john kennedy did it. reluctantly, but he did it. and what happened? daddy king and the civil rights leaders and african-americans said, you know what, that's a president who cares about our leader, therefore, cares about the civil rights movement. and it was a turning point because, remember, most, most blacks were republicans at the time. >> including daddy king was a republican. >> including daddy king, who said, i'm going to be voting democratic. now, second thing that happened, and that was, donors started getting on christie's case. they started calling. they didn't call these million dollar donors, they didn't call saying, can i write you a check? how can i help you? they said, why are you so cozy with the president at a time when peop
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